Organization EPB Fiber Optics
Communities Covered Chattanooga
Goals of the Network

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Modernized electric utility business Wanted to give un-served constituents a choice and would benefit econ dev Revenue from triple-play would help pay for network buildout that cost $300 million

Goals Achieved

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They see operating cost savings of $10.5 to EPB, $50 million to community in reduced power outages. EPB Fiber Optics paid $83 million paid to EPB from time of 2009 launch to July 1, 2013. Now 62,000 residential customers, 5000 businesses

The Network's Impact
  • Boosting economic development
Initial Investment Amount $300,000,000.00
Investment Covered Yes
Source of Investment
  • Bonds
  • Federal or state grants
Investment Repaid? Repayment date estimated
Should be repaid by 01/01/2033
Services offered
  • Wholesale via open access network (ISPs sell retail)
  • Retail sales of fiber to individuals, businesses, others
  • Own and sell data center services